Recognizing God’s Intentions
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
If half the battle is recognizing the motives and intentions of God toward you, His person, His plan, His promises, then half the battle is coming into an awareness of who He is, how He feels about you and how He performs, how this works. Adam and Eve decided not to let God be God; they abandoned his goodness, his context, his motives, and his intentions toward them. We understand that there are no limits to the love He has for his children.
The perspectives of Adam and Eve changed because of a lie. Satan changed them from not only knowing good but also evil. We have to decide to let God be God versus allowing God to become less than God. If you look at Numbers 13 you will see that there was a group of guys who decided to allow God to become less than God, but there was one guy Caleb who filtered what he saw through his faith glasses versus his fear glasses and God stayed God. For the group that allowed God to become less than God, they exchanged their filter of faith in who God really was and they took on a filter of fear. What happens with your relationship with God when fear enters that relationship is your vision of God becomes blurred and obstacles, circumstances, and people become bigger than God’s person, power and His promises.
The biggest evil lie is that you have to be good enough for God. Don’t let Satan blur your vision. God loves us in spite of who we think we are. He has given us a new heart and a new mind that understands this love and shares it with others.
Father, thank you for pounding this into my thick skull.